For sale is an original 1944 SHEET MUSIC for “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, LOUIS” starring JUDY GARLAND. This song is by Kerry Mills with music by Andrew Sterling. Cover features Judy Garland. Measures about 9″ by 12″. This sheet is in fair condition but has some small tears at the edges and corners. There is also a stray pencil mark. Meet Me in St. Louis is a musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released in 1944. Divided into a series of seasonal vignettes, starting with Summer 1903, it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis, leading up to the opening of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair). The picture stars Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll.
From an early age, Garland struggled in her personal life. The pressures of adolescent stardom sent her to a psychiatrist at age 18. Her self-image was influenced by film executives who said she was unattractive and manipulated her on-screen physical appearance. She was plagued by financial instability, often owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. She married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce. She also had a long addiction with drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to her death from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 47.
Garland began performing in vaudeville with her two older sisters and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. She made more than two dozen films with MGM, including nine with Mickey Rooney. Garland’s most famous role was as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Her other roles at MGM included Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946) and Easter Parade (1948).